Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -12.9%
Picked this up on a trip through Madison, WI. Haven't found it in the Chicago area yet.
Pours a light copper, almost honey in color with at least 2 fingers of head..dissapates slowly.. Smells of light citrus, some grapefruit, but mostly earthy and slightly dank aromas....let's try the taste..
Pleasantly surprised by the slight bitterness and the bite the hops provide that wasn't expected. A grittier, carbonated medium body for mouthfeel...
Very drinkable, but not as smooth as most Pale Ales out of cans. Have a couple, you bet. A sixer, nah. But worth a taste!
08-30-2012 23:36:04 | More by VagabondHops
3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
A: The beer is clear orange yellow in color and as a light to moderate amount of carbonation. The beer poured rather cloudy towards the bottom of the can. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down a bit but never completely faded away..
S: There are moderately strong aromas of tropical fruits and citrus in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of tropical fruits and citrus along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems quite heavy for a pale ale and is packed with interesting hop flavors. It is very enjoyable.
08-18-2012 19:40:31 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Bright, copper color. Appearance is a little on the cloudy side with trillions of tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a large two and a half finger head that is bright white colored and sticky and frothy in appearance.
Smell is pretty dank and musty. Some darker citrus like pink grapefruit or blood orange.
Taste is similar to the smell. Earthy, dank and musty but the hops kind of have an odd bite in the middle of the swallow that brighten this up and make it drink much better. Sweet and mild citrus with that tingle I described as a bite. Not bad.
Mouth is on the medium side. Carbonation is mild and kind of creamy. Finish is medium as well on on the dry side.
Overall I want to thank TIMMYJ21 for this extra. Smell is not my thing but after finishing this 16oz can I am kind of a believer on this one. Pick it up if you get the chance.
08-15-2012 02:59:20 | More by azdback
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
Cool can and recommended to me by my son.
The cloudy and bubbly active brew was happily poured into a Samuel Smith pub glass and reflected it's pleasure with a full and dense head that was pleased with the circumstance that is stay around to be enjoyed.
Earth malt and hop aroma that wasn't strong but more than pleasing.
Again with and earthy almost gritty quality to the flavor. Nice stream of bitterness flows through the middle and helps finish the journey. Well balanced and all enjoyable flavors. A bit of citrus, but much more U.K. to the hops.
On high end of normal for style on carbonation with a moderately light body. Creamy and smooth at times.
Good solid drinker. Will go well with my lunch of very fine ground beer grilled to perfection and corn on the cob. Mmmmm.
08-05-2012 19:14:03 | More by garymuchow
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with a nice golden glow when held up to the light. The beer has a two finger dense pillowy beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a few small thick patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of hops, in order of strength would be floral, herbal, citrus/orange rind, and tropical pineapple. While the hop aromas are present and enjoyable, it is not agressive.
T: Wonderful moderate flavors of hops - primarily citrus/orange rind and tropical/pineapple/mango. After that there are some lighter notes of floral and herbal hops. Pretty well balanced between the sweetness of the malt body and the bitterness from the hops.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very slight amounts of oiliness.
O: This beer is quite enjoyable and very easy to drink. Definitely a great sessionable beer and one that I would get again (and recommend to others to give a try). Refreshing and very nice summer beer.
08-05-2012 02:39:53 | More by dbrauneis
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
A - Hazed, golden peach color. Large, light, bubbly, soapy, sticky, white lace. Good retention finally setting into a decent lacing.
S - Plenty of herbal/floral hops. Fair amount of orange/rind. Subtle hints of pineapple and some tropical fruit. Fruitiness comes out a bit more as it warms. Hops are the major aroma, but they don't necessarily jump out or assault you like some pale ales.
T - The fruity hoppiness comes out a bit more and is on par with the floral/herbal hop flavors. Those flavors have mostly orange, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, and grapefruit flavors. Balanced but not much malt flavor present, the hops really do the work. Slight fruity sweetness on the finish with a subtle lingering bitter, herbal back note.
M - Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Smooth but only slightly slick/oily. Refreshing.
D - I easily finished the can and could go for another. Drinks well and is very refreshing.
Notes: Solid pale ale. Not quite in the top echelon but it is a very good one. I really like Galaxy hops and they were definitely present here although it wasn't quite what I expected (with how much floral/herbal hop flavor was also present). Overall it is a winner although not quite on the level of the amazing (usually limited distribution) pale ales. Grab some for the summer.
07-29-2012 03:10:49 | More by FreshHawk
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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